Subject: Re: pciide lost interrupt - losing access to the file system
To: Johan Ihren <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/16/1999 19:04:27
According to Johan Ihren:
>I'm seeing the same thing, except in my case it is while trying to
>install 1.4 onto an old 486-machine (no PCI). I.e. what I see is
>wdc0:0:0: device timeout
>        type: ata
>        c_bcount: 0
>        c_skip: 0
>over and over when booting from the install floppy. First I thought it
>must be broken h/w, but since other OSes (not to mention by name)
>install nicely it seems like a NetBSD problem.

Do either of you guys have any device power management enabled in your
bios that spins the disks down?

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia